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Appeal – fail to stop collision in Whitby

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It happened on Flowergate in Whitby at approximately 1620 hours on the 27/06/16 where a red Neoplan coach collided with a parked transit van in White causing substantial damage. The coach then drove off without stopping. We are appealing for witnesses to the collision or anyone who recalls seeing the vehicle(s) prior to the collision, […]

CCTV appeal following Whitby shop spirits theft

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At about 2pm on Wednesday 29 June 2016, two men entered the Co-op store on Endeavour Wharf. They took several bottles of spirits, of a value totalling more than £250, and left without offering payment. Officers are keen to speak to the two men pictured in the CCTV stills, as they may have important information […]

Kirby Misperton fatal collision – family statement and photograph of Lucy Pinder

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Lucy’s family have issued the following statement: “We are devastated at our loss and still trying to come to terms with it as a family. We’d like time to grieve privately and thank all our friends and family for their support and kind thoughts.” The driver of the blue Mercedes C220 saloon, a 27-year-old man […]

Whitby police shown the ropes by HM Coastguard

Whitby police shown the ropes by HM Coastguard

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Last Friday (10 June 2016) seven PCs and Police Community Support Officers joined Whitby Coastguard Rescue Team to learn about safety equipment, reaching inaccessible places, retrieving casualties and how the coastguard can help the police in various situations.  Local officer, PC Melanie Smith took part in the training, she said: “Being a coastal community, we […]